Actress Kelly Preston Dead At Age 57

It is with great sadness that we have learned that actress Kelly Preston has passed away at the age of 57 after a very private battle with breast cancer. Preston is survived by her husband John Travolta and their children: daughter Ella, 20, and 9-year-old son Benjamin. Son Jett died at age 16 in January 2009.

The news of Preston’s passing was revealed exclusively to People Magazine by a family representative, who report “On the morning of July 12, 2020, Kelly Preston, adored wife, and mother, passed away following a two-year battle with breast cancer. Choosing to keep her fight private, she had been undergoing medical treatment for some time, supported by her closest family and friends. She was a bright, beautiful, and loving soul who cared deeply about others and who brought life to everything she touched. Her family asks for your understanding of their need for privacy at this time.”

Preston began her acting career back in 1985 with a role in the film “Mischief” and a few television shows. She then went on to star in films such as “SpaceCamp”, “Twins”, “Jerry Maguire” and “For The Love of the Game” and also starred opposite her husband John Travolta in 2018 film “Gotti”.

Preston and Travolta celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary last September and her last posting on Instagram was in celebration of Father’s Day posting an image surrounded by her family and a black and white photo of Travolta and their late son Jett.

 

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Happy Father’s Day to the best one I know, we love you 😘💕

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Our sincere condolences go out to Kelly Preston’s family and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time.

The following note was posted by Preston’s husband John Travolta confirming her passing as well:

 

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It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer. She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many. My family and I will forever be grateful to her doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that have helped, as well as her many friends and loved ones who have been by her side. Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered. I will be taking some time to be there for my children who have lost their mother, so forgive me in advance if you don’t hear from us for a while. But please know that I will feel your outpouring of love in the weeks and months ahead as we heal. All my love, JT

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